India International Science Festival (IISF) – UPSC Prelims

  • IISF is a joint program of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) a swadeshi movement of Bharat.
  • Purpose: To celebrate science along with people in India and across the globe.
  • First Edition: The first program of IISF was held in the year 2015 and the sixth edition of this annual event was organised in the year 2020.
  • Nodal Agency for IISF-2021: National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, an autonomous institute under the MoES.
  • The theme for 2021: ‘Celebrating Creativity in Science, Technology and Innovation for Prosperous India’.
  • Note: IISF 2021 is being organised in a hybrid model. It will be available for both virtual and in-person meet.
  • Significance: IISF is an integral part of India’s long-term vision in developing and widening the spectrum of scientific temper for sustainable development and new technological innovations in India.
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